Jai Pathak Joins Gibson Dunn

Jai Pathak has joined the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, as a partner focused on cross-border transactions in Asia and elsewhere. He previously was a partner with Jones Day. 



Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jai Pathak has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner. Previously a partner with Jones Day, he focuses his corporate law practice on cross-border transactions with a focus on Asia.


“Jai will be a great addition to our firm,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Jai's significant cross-border experience supports our broader strategy of building our international platform to assist our multi-national clients and clients with interests in Asia. He is very much an international lawyer, with substantial experience representing clients on transactions throughout South and Southeast Asia, including India, as well as Europe and the United States.”


“Jai is a world-class lawyer who will complement our corporate transactional practice by adding depth to our cross-border experience,” said Peter Ziegler, Co-Partner in Charge of the Los Angeles office. “He has a track record for successfully developing practices in Asia, and will be a great addition to our international corporate team.”


“Gibson Dunn's dedication to building its international platform is very exciting,” said Pathak. “The opening of the Dubai office this fall is just the most recent example of the firm's international strategy. I look forward to working with the firm and helping to execute its global strategy.”


About Jai S. Pathak

Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures, licensing, infrastructure development, as well as private equity and structured finance transactions. He has significant experience in the telecommunications, IT, banking, hospitality, oil/gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. His clients have included governments, financial institutions, investment banks, multinational companies and U.S., European, and Asian companies.


Among others, he has represented Abbott Laboratories, ABN AMRO, AIG, Alcan Aluminum, Asian Development Bank, Bharti Telecom, BIL Group, Caltex, Citibank, Edison Mission Energy, EMI/Thorne, Goldman Sachs, Great Lakes Chemical, Halliburton, Hilton Hotels, Hutchinson, the Government of India, InterContinental Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, MCorp Global, MediaCorp, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nationsbank/Bank of America, Nortel, Occidental Petroleum, Pacific Century, RJR/Nabisco, SembCorp, Singapore Technologies and Telemedia, Telecom Venture Group, Toyota and Warburg Pincus. His practice has included projects in the United States, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, China and South Africa.


Pathak has practiced with Jones Day since 1985, where he headed that firm's M&A practice in Los Angeles and the California region. He has previously served as head of that firm's India practice and partner in charge of the Singapore office. During his tenure, he also spent more than a decade practicing in London, New York and Cleveland.


Pathak graduated from law school with honors from Oxford University in 1984 (M.A., 1989) and received his LL.M from the University of Virginia in 1985. Having earned his graduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, he is fluent in Hindi.


About Gibson Dunn's M&A Practice

Gibson Dunn is one of the leading mergers and acquisitions law firms in the world.  With deep experience and capabilities in corporate, securities, tax, antitrust, executive compensation and labor, intellectual property and environmental law, the firm routinely advises on complex corporate transactions.